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KateRothwell
July 23 2014

First Look: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Breaks (July 29, 2014)

Ilona Andrews Magic Breaks Ace Hardcover / July 29, 2014 / $25.95 print / $12.99 digital As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities...
teamhandh
July 12 2014

What the Heart Wants: Summer 2014’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. To make life a little easier for all of us, we’ve...
Torifl
April 28 2014

From Trixie Belden to Anne Calhoun: A Journey to Adulthood

Reading was my escape from reality when I was growing up. My childhood wasn’t sublime and I spent a large portion of time by myself. So I read. Books were my escape as they didn’t judge,...
AlexisHall
February 28 2014

Kiss Me Kate: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Bites

Magic Bites is the first book in Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series and, well, I should probably start this review by making the same observation I always wind up making about volume one of a series,...
jennyb845
August 27 2013

Hear Me Out: The Best Audiobooks

Perhaps this sounds familiar: As of right now, my to-be-read list is 762 books. So how is it possible to get through more books? After thinking on it, I realized I spend a lot of time in my life...
KateRothwell
August 6 2013

Power Hungry and Hot: Best (Meaning Worst) Anti-Heroes

I’ve just read Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo’s second book in the Grisha trilogy. Semi-spoiler here for anyone who hasn’t read the whole first book, Shadow and Bone: the Darkling...
Torifl
July 26 2013

First Look: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises (July 30, 2013)

Ilona Andrews Magic Rises Ace / July 30, 2013 / $7.99 print, $7.59 digital Atlanta is a city plagued  by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost. Mercenary...
suzannej3523
May 16 2013

More Than a Wolfman: Our Ever-Changing Shapeshifters

Once upon a time, there was a Big Bad Wolf. He ate grandma, remember? Terrorized poor old Red right out of her hood? Then he got all smexied up, became either a were or a shapeshifter (because they’re...
teamhandh
April 22 2013

A “Scrumptious” Peek at Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises

Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels novel Magic Rises won't be released until July 30, but Andrews's website offers a tiny peek entitled “Scrumptious": I stood on the deck of...
KateRothwell
April 16 2013

Speculatin’ and Shapeshiftin’: Where’s the Romance in Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises?

Magic Rises, the sixth book in Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels series, is out in July. Here’s a description: Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling...
teamhandh
January 30 2013

Cover Alert: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises!

Ilona Andrews has just posted the cover for the next book in the urban fantasy Kate Daniels series, Magic Rises, on Facebook.  Magic Rises will be released July 30, 2013, and there are snippets...
KateRothwell
January 13 2013

A Perfect Pairing: Drink Suggestions to Go Along with Your Favorite Authors

Restaurants have suggested wine pairings with their food—e.g. this beef dish goes best with a hearty red. I’m thinking bookstores, or maybe even publishers, should pick up the habit....
RachelHyland
December 28 2012

Ring in with Romance!: Best of 2012, Day 2

May old friends be forgot? We don't think so! We're celebrating our favorite reads with five days of the Best of 2012. We asked our bloggers for their favorite recommendations of 2012, with...
KateRothwell
December 6 2012

Paranormal Heroines Wanted: What Comes After the Kick-Ass Heroine?

There is an army of uber-powerful women who can kick any ass, any time. The paranormal heroine faces and conquers greater and stronger challenges with every book. Don’t get me wrong—I love...
teamhandh
October 29 2012

Day #11: Magic 101

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers! We'd like to thank all the authors and publishers that contributed to our 13 Days of Halloween countdown,...
SageSpelling
October 28 2012

Beyond the Wolf: Other Shifters in Paranormal Romance

Werewolves such as Elijah Reynolds from Sylvia Day’s Renegade Angels series and Jacob Black from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga have long intrigued paranormal romance readers, but what about...
teamhandh
October 22 2012

Day #4: The Kick-Ass Ladies Club

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers! We'd like to thank all the authors and publishers that contributed to our 13 Days of Halloween countdown,...
teamhandh
October 19 2012

Day #1: Vampires 101

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers! We'd like to thank all the authors and publishers that contributed to our 13 Days of Halloween countdown,...
MFrampton
August 15 2012

Ilona Andrews Teases Kate Daniels #6!

Ilona Andrews’s Gunmetal Magic, set in the Kate Daniels world, is just out, but the next installment in Kate’s own world, the sixth in the series, is in the process of being written. And Andrews...
KateRothwell
August 14 2012

Finished with Patricia Briggs? Here’s What Other Authors to Read

I am mighty tired of the phrase “kick-ass heroine,” but I’ll tolerate it for this post because it exactly describes what we usually get with a book from Patricia Briggs. Her heroines are not TSTL...
cmorgan
August 13 2012

A Country Boy Can Survive: The Romance Virgin Reads Ilona Andrews

So this time around for the Gateway Experiment I had asked for suggestions for Romance books that cross genre boundaries. You guys did not disappoint. I seriously think the H&H community members...
Torifl
July 24 2012

First Look: Ilona Andrews’s Gunmetal Magic (July 31, 2012)

Ilona Andrews Gunmetal Magic Penguin / July 31, 2012 / $7.99 print & digital Some people have everything figured out — Andrea Nash is not one of those people. After being kicked...
cmorgan
June 28 2012

The Gateway Experiment: And the Winner is...

Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions for what to read next in the Gateway Experiment. I spent some time thinking about it and looked up the ones that caught my fancy. I finally decided on...
ChelseaMueller
April 5 2012

My Super UF Hit Squad: Gin Blanco, Kate Daniels, and More!

We’ve talked about damaged heroines and bad friend heroines, but what about the baddest bitches on the block? As much as we track their relationships, most urban fantasy heroines should be best known...
Torifl
April 2 2012

BDSM: Role-Playing in Erotic Romance

After scratching the surface in BDSM: Spelling It Out in Erotic Romance, I wanted to further explore the world of BDSM in an attempt to understand this alternative lifestyle and its appeal. There are...
teamhandh
March 8 2012

Cover Reveal: Ilona Andrews’s Gunmetal Magic!

The cover for the newest Ilona Andrews book—Gunmetal Magic, which is set “in the world of Kate Daniels” and focuses on her best friend, Andrea Nash—was revealed today on the author’s website,...
Torifl
October 18 2011

Not Just Man’s Best Friend: Pets in Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

Weapons? Check. Magic? Check. Animal sidekicks? Check and Check! In attempting to discover just what we love about urban fantasy and paranormal romance, we have dissected the hero and the heroine...
Spaz
October 11 2011

Alpha Among Alphas: Leader of the Pack

What does it mean to be Alpha? It means to be the baddest mofo in this place, and us women want to be with that! For my definition, the Alpha male does not explain his behavior, is in no need to...
suzannej3523
September 29 2011

Fiction Affliction: Diagnosing October Releases in Urban Fantasy, Horror, and Paranormal Romance

The Symptoms: Despite rumors to the contrary, vampires just keep rising from the dead. And so do zombies. Werewolves are dwindling in numbers, angels have all but disappeared — but there...
ChelseaMueller
September 28 2011

So Scary They’re Sexy: Terrible, Lothaire, Zsadist, and Barrons

Nearly everyone on the H&H team loves a good alpha hero. We like the tough guys, the protectors. That makes sense; instinctually we like the idea of someone who wants to keep us safe. Why, then,...